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Sigma DP2 Merrill: Tulips Examples

Sigma DP Merrill, tulips, Nikon D800

I thought I’d shoot these gorgeous tulips again before they expired. A different version of these same flowers was already presented using the Nikon D800E + Zeiss 135mm f/2 APO-Sonnar.

The Sigma DP2 Merrill delivers sharpness with these images that 20-24 megapixel DSLRs are hard pressed to match, courtesy of the true-color Foveon sensor. Hence my praise for the DP Merrill cameras in yesterday’s blog entry. No camera of similar megapixels can deliver the level of sharpness possible with the DP Merrill Foveon sensor, let alone do color-on-color detail as shown with these examples. Really, the results are stunning.

Presented in my review of the Sigma DP Merrill in Guide to Mirrorless are eight retina-grade images of orange tulips with the Sigma DP2 Merrill, along with the usual generously sized actual-pixels crops. Sorry, no mint julips.

B&H Photo has the Sigma DP1/DP2/DP3 Merrill available.

Sigma DP2 Merrill @ ƒ/10, 8 seconds, Sigma flash at -1.7 stops
Sigma DP2 Merrill @ ƒ/10, 8 seconds, Sigma flash at -1.7 stops

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